Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
ARM-based roadmap contains next-gen SoC while Power-based roadmap doesn't. From this can be concluded that from NXP there will not only be no successor to the e6500/e6501 core (which was already evident before) but also no new SoC based on e6500/e6501 core.
The PPC future looks very bright.
Actually, that was a pretty good run at the end when you consider how many generations of Power have been created since Freescale was involved in creating cpus for desktop use.
I, for one, am not crowing at the idea of returning (once again) to Intel.
It isn't as painful as the last time, but there is still the lingering worry that if Intel's marketshare becomes too high that their creativity will stagnate.
I hope we don't see another fiasco like the P4 in the future.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"